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a thousand years. we'll hear from a bay area man. and president obama promising swift action in the aftermath of the connecticut school tragedy. a solution that involves more than just gun control. >> tis the season to write letters to santa and the president. you may be >> larry: good evening, president obama says words need to lead to action. he is putting gun control on the top of his agenda. the story from mark matthews. >> reporter: the president started by saying this task force will produce change. >> this is not something where folks are going to be studying the issue for six months and publishing a report that gets read and pushed aside. >> reporter: the president wants congress to vote early next year on an assault weapons ban, a ban on high capacity ammunition clips and closing the gun show loophole so all will be subject to background checks. he wants recommendations that go beyond gun control. >> we need to look more klees closely at culture that glorifies guns and violence. and any actions we must take must begin inside the home. >> president is counting on this moment of height
write a comprehensive budget bill in time. they are thinking of a fall back plan. >> president obama is urging congress to focus. >> i'm optimistic that an agreement can be achieved. >> at the white house friday the president and congressional leaders spent some 70 minutes in a negotiating session and agreed to keep talking. >> it was constructive. >> it was constructive. >> i'm hopeful and optimistic. >> as snow fell on mostly deserted washington, two sides continued bargaining. if there some on deal, president obama wants smaller bill extending tax cuts making $250,000 or less and continuing unemployment benefits for millions that will lose them. >> i believe such a proposal could pass both houses with bipartisan majorities as long as these leaders allow it to come to a vote. >> we can still avoid going over the fiscal cliff if the president and democratically controlled senate step forward to solve this problem and solve it now. >> frustration over the impasse runs from wall street where the dow is down 400 points to main street. >> this is america. they should be working for the
. up next britain royal family reveals some very big baby news. >> president obama takes to 20th tore push the solution to the fiscal cliff. g.o.p. makes a counter offer and now guess what, steal mate. how the cliff hanger will affect the family finances. >> president obama says the world is watching. his warning world is watching. his warning tonight to well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. >> good evening once again. start this half hour in washington where less than a month to go now until u.s. could face massive spending cuts and tax increases known as the fiscal cliff. they are talking about it in washington. today congressional republicans put forward alternative to
. >>> plus why president obama can now be called a pre-historic lizard king. stay with us. 7 news at 9:00 with us. 7 news at 9:00 continuesf @ abouout we have ignition. 2, 1, and lift off. lift off of the. >> launch this morning of air force rocket from cape canaveral, florida miss steer thus evening. it's carrying a top secret military spacecraft called the x 3 7 d. that looks like a miniature space shuttle on highly classified mission. it is the third launch of the x 37. last 2 landed the edward air force base this may landing back at the cape. >>> well another glimpse that the future from the san francisco 49ers tonight. the team announced a deal to pack their new santa clara stadium with game changing technology. cooep a explains what that means for fans. >> they say sony will help make the new santa clara stayed automatic lead intercutting edge technology and give fans a unique game day experience. this is just one example of what the global consumer electronic company is bringing to the table or in this case the stadium. 4 k led monitor. this is 84 inch version on displ
rice tough smart rising star in the obama administration was the president's top choice to serve as next secretary of state. but she grew a lightning storm of republican criticism for repeating talking points on the intelligence community that seemed to critic to down play the terrorist attack on the diplomatic compound in libya. >> what this began as was spontaneous. >> the concerns i have are greater today than they were before. we are not even close to guest the basic answers. >> it's clear the information that she gave the american people was in correct. >>reporter: the president in a statement today praised wloois will stat stay at her un post and express regret unfair misleading attack on her. we have learned that before her withdrawal president obama had concluded that senator john kerry would be a better choice to be the nation top diplomat w.kerry almost certain to be tapped sources say former senator chuck hagel nebraska republicans seems to have an edge to be the next defense secretary. in what is being perceived as expression of presidential support president oba
,000 dollars a year. republicans on those making over 1 million dollars. president obama has now agreed to something that had been unthinkable for democrats. cutting spending on social security and medicare. programs they have considered untouchable. even when it comes to how much to tax and how much to cut, the difference isn't all that much. speaker boehner wants a 50/50 split between tax hike and spending cuts. president obama leans a little heavier on tax hike. so the difference in their grand plan is just this. when ask you them why they can't just meet in the middle you get thi this. why can't you just split the difference and get a teal done. >> i don't think the white house has gotten serious. >> we don't have a definite offer from the speaker. >>reporter: jonathan karl reporting from washington. senators told to plan to be back in washington two days after christmas in an effort to the avoid going off that fiscal cliff. >> all right now to your utility bill it is about to go up. tell you in a decision that came down today rate payers will cover the majority of the pric
. >> on the subject of travel. president obama and the entire family left this evening to spend christmas holiday in hawaii. not clear when they will return. the president only saying that since a deal has not been reached to avert sought called fiscal cliff, he would be coming back to washington after christmas. >> so where did that leave things terms of the fiscal cliff? here's l jonathan karl. >> congress not a creature is stirring. no deal is in sight. with deadline looming and seemingly no hope anywhere, the president made one last appeal tonight before washington goes on vacation. >> as we leave town for a few days to be with our families, through the holidays, everybody can cool off. everybody can tl drink some egg nog. now is not the time for more self inflicted wounds. certainly not those coming from washington. >>reporter: but the 2 sides don't even seem to be trying any more. what are we going to do now. >> i'm interested in solving the major problems that face our country. and that means house leaders senate leaders and the president are going to continue to have to work toge
where president obama went on national television to offer his condolences. >> i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful also kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them birthdays graduations, weddings and kid of their own. among the fallen were also teachers. men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams. so our hearts are broken today. >> emotional statement from the president. it's difficult from even the president to express with words how devastating and upsetting the tragedy is. 7 news reporter wayne with the moments of raw emotion. >>reporter: this is the day when the names sandy hook elementary ask and newtown, connecticut changed forever. once obscure they are now infamous. >> like you read it in the paper. see it in the news you are like my god that poor family then you have something happen so close to home it's like i think i'm still in shoc shock. >>reporter: as
on boehner's offer. >>> president obama pick for secretary of defense is moderate former senator chuck hagel is poised at the top job. a nomination could become this week. >>> post office is gearing up for busiest day of the year. monday before christmas is traditionally the busiest day. last day to get first class mail out to arrive by christmas. they expect 800 pieces of mail to be handled tomorrow. 40% more than the average day. >> there is new video which shows a massive asteroid considered hazardous to the earth. it captured a series of photos a few days ago. the asteroid is three miles wide. right now it's about 4.3 million miles away from earth. the new video shows the asteroid has ridges and perhaps boulders on its surface. it wobbles through space like a football. it won't come in contact with earth for the next 400 years so beyond that, they can't determine its path and it could pose a risk to earth. >> get ready for nor snow in the sierra. take a look at video from the tahoe cam. more is expected. snow will fall tonight and snow levels will continue to drop over the next few days.
it's time for action. all this as president obama signals how far he will go to reign in assault weapons. 2020 anchor chris cuomo begins our coverag coverage. >> each body buried calls for change. white house voicing support for new gun law and renewal of the assault weapon ban. weapons that fire bullet in rapid succession with each pull of the trigger. the business community also proving to be potential catalyst. investment manager announcing the sale of the stake in the biggest maker of assault rifle rifles. what prompted the move may instructive. union representing california teacher said it was reviewing the decision to invest 500 million dollars with server because of the connection to bush master. >> teacher feel very strong and passionate about this issue. >>reporter: nevada advocate see this as strive for culture change making assault rifles taboo. >> a lot of people are now getting behind and understanding at the end of the day not necessarily the dollar that counts but the sense of what they are doing with the money. sense of the type of weapon we are selling to
, leigh gl >>> president obama and his family are spending their holiday in hawaii. they arrived this morning. before they left they recorded the holiday address from the white house. the theme, joy to all including the joy of giving and joy of service and joy of homecoming. >> here that is especially true for some of our military families. the war in iraq is over. transition in afghanistan is under way and after a decade of war our heros are coming home. let's say a prayer for all our troops, especially those in afghanistan. >> i believe that we should serve them as well they serve this country. >> in a holiday wish given by john boehner is that both parties can come together and reach a solution to avoid the fiscal cliff, one that protects families and small businesses alike. >> preliminary results tonight show egypt's have received a yes majority of more than 70%. they went to the polls on a draft constitution. two top government officials resigned. proposed constitution would do with away the posts. with his background as a judge, politics doesn't suit him. egypt's central go
to call a spare the air alert on christmas day. >>> nice holiday gesture by president obama ended up rui ruining christmas plans for dozens of bay area folk this group of people was surprised today when they went to the san francisco passport office only to find out it was closed. office was supposed to be open today but you see last friday president obama signed a last minute executive order making christmas eve a federal holida holiday. people who showed up with mortgage appointment an plans to travel today or tomorrow, well they were left out in the cold. >> i don't know what i can do i'm waiting out here a lot of us have been here since this morning try to with the hope they can open. they will open and my kids can get the passport and travel. >> ordeal was especially frustrating for people already done all the required paperwork last week and were told to come in on monday morning just to a pick up the passport. now they are kind of left in the lurch. >>> well, as we celebrate the holiday it's nice remember the men and women serving over sea seas. american sold remembers celebra
up next president obama draws new line in the sand. his plan for avoiding new year tax hike. >> luxury holiday cruise nightmare. not just happening on 1 ship nightmare. >> stern censorship changes over sea. one country insist all i know net users must do all i know net users must do before logging on. stay with >> late afternoon meeting at the white house brings some progress toward avoiding the fiscal cliff which is coming very soon. just a couple of days. tonight the president called the meeting constructiv constructive. mark matthews has look at the cost of going over the fiscal cliff if we do. >> president is optimistic but if deal can't be reached this weekend he will tell senate leader reid tiny introduce a fall back bill. >> bill on the floor that make sure that taxes on middle class family don't go up. that unemployment insurance is still available for two million people lay the ground work then for additional deficit reduction and economic growth steps to take in the new year that. >> bill ass the president calls the bare minimum isn't what many on capitol hi
's capitol senators will meet tomorrow in ongoing effort to avoid the fiscal cliff. president obama is about to end his family vacation in hawaii and will arrive in washington early tomorrow to deal with the tax increases and spending cuts that are due to take effect next week. no official fiscal cliff negotiations between republicans and democrats have been scheduled. not a great deal of progress. >>> with the government right on the edge now of that fiscal cliff, taxpayers are facing a lot of uncertainty as we head into the new year and for many of us the usual year-end financial strategies simply may not apply this year. 7 on your side's michael finney sorts out some of the confusion. >> reporter: when it comes to year end finances the old rules may not add up this year. >> it is difficult to do any type of tax planning and advising because nobody really knows exactly what is going to happen. >> much of the uncertainty centers around whether the united states is about to fall off that a fiscal cliff. if that happens, that would mean the end of the temporary payroll tax cuts. even if that
. >> this is wayne freedman abc 7 news. >> still ahead tonight. the year in pictures from president obama and at the world trade center to the rites in greece. look back at the memorable moments of 20 look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. >> one of 54 people in the country to 7 a 50,000 dollar award for his contribution to the arts. dedicated to keeping tradition alive. here is arts entertainment reporter don sanchez. ♪ . >> you gene rodriguez musician composer mentor 25 years ago he created this song. m ex can art center in a san pablo s
and sandy hook school may never reopen. president obama and key senators begin a serious push to reduce gun violence across the country. as you well know an outpouring of support for the people in newtown. this morning a los angeles man bought coffee for folks going that the town general store. laura anthony is in newtown, connecticut tonight and begins our coverage. >> glimmer of good news in all the bad that came out of sandy hook these past three days. 2 survivors not one after the rampage of the school friday morning. they were 2 women both shot in the lower extremity both treated and release from local hospitals. men time satellite police say they will continue their exhaustive investigation of the 2 crime scenes. trace the origin of the guns adam lanza used to kill so many. even though he and the others are gone. >> we are going to do everything that it takes to ensure that we uncover every bit of evidence we examine every facet of it and conduct as many interview with everyone we need to do to paint a clear picture. >>reporter: at the same time process of burying all those who
policy for parking meet that's many say is just unfair. >> plus president obama back in washington with 4 days to go now until the country plunges over the fiscal cliff. both sides are trading blame. >> warning tonight to anyone with closet full of skinny jeans. do you have some of jeans. do you have some of snos doctors now say they could >> free parking on sunday in san francisco coming to an end soon this coming sunday is the last sunday that residents and visitors alike will not have to feed the meter. carolyn tyler has the story. >>reporter: think about starting to plug the meters on sunday. >> that's awful. that's awful. >>reporter: since the first first meeter installed in san francisco on bush and polk street back in the 1940's sunday have been a one day break. but that longstanding policy is over. >> this is a new day as far as parking management. we have notice that 70% of all businesses are open in san francisco on sunday and we really need an effective parking management plan in place. >>reporter: now starting january sixth from noon to 6:00 p.m. of the 29,000 plus
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